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Monday, September 1, 2014, Chandigarh, India

updated at 9:35 pm

HRD min slams 'politicisation' of Centre's Teachers' Day plans 
NEW DELHI: Amidst a row over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's planned interaction with students on Teachers' Day, Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani today said that the participation of students in the event was "voluntary".

Rajnath has no plans to meet Pak counterpart
NEW DELHI: The Home Ministry on Monday dismissed reports that Rajnath Singh has plans to meet his Pakistani counterpart on the sidelines of the SAARC conference in Nepal later this month.

Rainfall deficiency in Punjab, Haryana at 65 pc
CHANDIGARH: Punjab and Haryana, the two leading agrarian states of the country, have received scanty monsoon rains so far with deficit as high as 65 per cent each in the two states.

Sikhs condemn FIBA for banning players
JAMMU: Sikh bodies on Monday condemned FIBA's policy of not allowing players wearing turbans to participate in the International Basketball Federation Asia Cup tournament in China and asked them to reverse the decision.

Pakistan on edge; protesters storm secretariat, PTV office 
Islamabad: In a dramatic escalation of the political crisis that has put Pakistan on edge, hundreds of protesters today stormed the Secretariat and the state-run PTV, even as the powerful Army Chief met Premier Nawaz Sharif, triggering rumours that he was advised to step down.

Pak Army Chief meets Sharif; reports say asked PM to step down 

Tejinder Singh arrested in Tatra deal case
NEW DELHI: Lt Gen (retd) Tejinder Singh was on Monday arrested on orders by a Delhi court, which dismissed his bail plea for allegedly offering Rs 14 crore bribe to then Army Chief General V.K. Singh for clearing a file pertaining to procurement of 1,676 heavy mobility Tatra vehicles.

CBI files final status report on graft case against Virbhadra
NEW DELHI: The CBI today filed its final status report in the Delhi High Court on its probe into allegations that Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, during his earlier tenure as CM and Union Minister, was involved in graft, money laundering and forgery.

Man shot dead outside court complex
CHANDIGARH: A man was shot dead outside a court complex in Jind on Monday.

Teenager commits suicide
India are No. 1 ranked ODI side
HP  students to get lessons on bourses
Free voice calling feature on WhatsApp soon?

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Army cautions Sharif: Avoid force 
Battleground Islamabad: 4 killed, 500 injured as protesters clash with security forces
Pakistan's powerful Army said on Sunday any further use of force to resolve an escalating political crisis would only worsen the situation, after weeks of protests demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation turned violent. Night-long clashes between security forces and anti-government protesters left four persons dead and nearly 500 others injured in the federal capital.
TURMOIL DEEPENS: The police arrest a supporter of cleric Tahir ul-Qadri following clashes near the PM residence in Islamabad on Sunday. TURMOIL DEEPENS: The police arrest a supporter of cleric Tahir ul-Qadri following clashes near the PM residence in Islamabad on Sunday. AFP









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Power crisis looms as Punjab plants reel under coal crunch
Chandigarh, August 31
A major power crisis is staring the Punjab Government in the face with three main thermal power plants in Bathinda, Lehra Mohabbat and Ropar left with barely around two days� coal stock.

BJP sets sights on �Mission-65� 
Haryana polls: Rajnath Singh, Gadkari, Sushma, Nadda address rallies in state
Chandigarh, August 31
The BJP today set for itself �Mission-65� target in Haryana as it sought an end to dynastic politics and ouster of the Congress from the poll-bound state. The culmination of party�s Vijay Sankalp Yatra today saw Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari and Sushma Swaraj descend on four corners of the state.
Senior BJP leader and Union Minister for External Affairs Senior BJP leader and Union Minister for External Affairs 
Sushma Swaraj at a rally in Jind on Sunday. Tribune photo


PUNJAB: Separate gurdwara panel demand only in Cong-ruled states: Badal

HARYANA: BJP firm on removing loser tag

J&KSecurity up for President�s Jammu visit today

HIMACHAL: NHPC, SJVNL merger move to hit state�s coffer
UTTARAKHAND: Centre plans to build 70 cancer hospitals, says Harshwardhan

CHANDIGARH: Day one: Violations rampant

LUDHIANA: Man shoots elder brother, maid

DELHI: Rain brings pleasure, pain

OPINIONSGood growth pick-up

NATION: Modi, Abe set to take defence ties to new high

BUSINESS: Under construction house and income tax provisions
SPORTS: Spin in the tale for India
WORLD: Russian Prez Putin calls for talks on eastern Ukraine �statehood�


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Army moots tunnels to facilitate all-weather road link to Ladakh
New Delhi, August 31
In what promises to change the lives of people of Ladakh and add to India�s military preparedness, the Army has proposed construction of two tunnels to facilitate all-weather road connectivity to the cold desert.

US academic honour for Chandigarh lad
New Delhi, August 31
A US-based honour society has recognised a Class XII Chandigarh boy as an  international top academic achiever.

7% DA hike for Central Govt staff likely
New Delhi, August 31
The government is likely to approve a hike in dearness allowance (DA) to 107% from the existing 100%, benefiting around 30 lakh Central employees and  50 lakh pensioners, including dependents.

After ragging, govt prepares separate rules to tackle school bullies
New Delhi, August 31
The Centre is reportedly considering anti-bullying regulations for schools on the lines of the UGC�s anti-ragging measures framed in 2009 following Tanda (Himachal Pradesh) Medical College student Aman Kachroo�s death.


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